New Eyedrops Could Repair Corneas, Make Glasses Unnecessary

New Eyedrops Could Repair Corneas, Make Glasses Unnecessary

A team of Israeli scientists have developed a kind of eyedrop that can heal damaged corneas and fix a patient’s nearsightedness or longsightedness. The patented “nanodrops”, as they are called by the ophthalmologists at Bar-Ilan University, were successfully used to improve the vision of pigs. If shown to have the same results during clinical testing […]

Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double

Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double

Ester Ledecka sealed the first snowboard and skiing double victory in Olympic history on Saturday as she pulled off a stunning win in the women’s snowboard parallel giant slalom. Ledecka, 22, beat Germany’s Selina Joerg in a tense snowboard final. Germany’s Ramona Hofmeister took bronze. The Czech world champion and hot favourite had earlier shocked […]

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Russian ice princess ‘can’t believe’ fairytale Olympic gold

Teenage figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova expressed disbelief Friday after winning her duel with Evgenia Medvedeva to claim Russia’s first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 15-year-old took the women’s title for the Olympic Athletes from Russia by a slender margin of just 1.31 points from her friend, compatriot, training partner and arch rival. […]

Stokes to return for first England-New Zealand ODI

Stokes to return for first England-New Zealand ODI

Ben Stokes is set to return to international cricket on Sunday when England play their first one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton. The star all-rounder, who had been sidelined since his arrest following a nightclub incident last September, rejoined the England squad in New Zealand last week after pleading not guilty in the Bristol […]

Flames in must-win territory vs. Avs

Flames in must-win territory vs. Avs

CALGARY, Alberta — Fresh off a 5-2 road win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, the Calgary Flames will look to build on that momentum when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Heading into the afternoon affair at the Scotiabank Saddledome, both the Flames (31-22-9) and Avalanche (32-23-5) are on the outside of the […]

Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017

Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017

After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed Thursday. Hotels in the Paris area received 2.9 million more foreign and French visitors compared to 2016, an increase of 9.5 percent that added 1.6 billion euros ($2 billion) […]